Dungeons & Dragons: Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse: 1
About this deal
As you go through the book, you’re going to find some monsters where at first you’re like, ‘I know this one! The seminal tabletop role-playing game turns 50 in 2024, and developers are busy building the game’s next version to go on sale during that window.
Andrew Stretch, for TechRaptor, commented that while there are quality of life improvements in the design changes, the book seems aimed at newcomers and not towards people with "an expansive 5e library". What Keith gets is that the monsters are the DM’s characters, and his work has been super helpful in adding logic, flavor, and fun in my quest to slaughter my players’ characters and laugh out the window as they cry in their cars afterward. Two familiar rules books are included, the already released Xanathar’s Guide to Everything and Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything.With over 6 million of the world’s best eBooks to choose from, Kobo offers you a whole world of reading. Monsters of the Multiverse is also featured in the Dungeons and Dragons Rules Expansion Gift Set that launched at the end of January 2022.
According to principal rules designer Jeremy Crawford, it will also highlight the rich history of some previously overlooked groups. There were a few things that were kept together like all the drow were with each other and all the duergar were in one section, but like the demon princes were just scattered around the book, and chitines and choldriths weren’t together.The changes bother me because they reduce a game that is built upon complex problem-solving and imagination to something much more bland and generic.
Monsters of the Multiverse was included on Kotaku's 2022 "The 10 Best Tabletop Roleplaying Books Of 2022" list — Claire Jackson commented that both the updated monsters and player race options make Monsters of the Multiverse a contender for "fourth core book". Since I do happen to be pushing a book of tactical recommendations based on the stat blocks as they appear in Volo’s and Mordenkainen’s, I’m sure readers are wondering (a) what I think of the changes in Multiverse and (b) whether my tactical recommendations hold up after the changes. It’s a straightening of the cloak before heading out with newfound confidence into the next adventure. Polygon highlighted that this "will also give Wizards of the Coast more elbow room to expand its multiverse, either relaunching classic settings like Dragonlance and Spelljammer or unleashing entirely new settings built from scratch".As well as scrubbing ability score recommendations that often shoehorn them into specific classes, these are multiversal versions for inclusion on any world. Or maybe you goofed up and doled out too many magical items in that last adventure, making your party grossly overpowered in the short term. And with some seeing this shift in mindset as the laying of a path before the arrival of the 6 th Edition, the next adventure will certainly be something to be excited for.